24th December, 2012
After three days of training under the guidance of experienced coaches in the country, Red team have won the third edition of Swingman basketball clinic held at the Indoor Hall of the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.
The annual vacation clinic organised by the duo of former Nigerian female stars, Taye Adeniyi Mash and Sola Ogunade Shomala, inconjunction with Lagos State Graasroots Sports Development for youngsters between the ages 10-18 ended on Saturday with a friendly match between Red team and Green team.
Red Team led by Ibrahim Muhammed, who was voted the best behaved player of this year’s edition of the clinic, won the10-minutes-running-time match by 18-11 points.
Speaking at the ocassion, Special Assistant on Graasroots Sports Development to Governor Babatunde Raji Fasola, Prince Wale Oladunjoye said that sports is about discipline thereby enjoined the campers to be disciplined in their future pursuits.
Former Nigerian female shooter, Franca Nkwoji, who also graced the event, while addressing the youngsters opined that with hardwork and dedication that the kids could attain greater heights in the slamming and dunking.
She said: “There is no short corner to success, one thing I can assure you is that if you continue to make your self available for training like this, there is no doubt that you can all reach greater height in basketball.”
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Balogun and her team were winners in the female group competition while Nobert Okoro and his team won the male category.
Other prize winners at the event were Lawal Opeyemi who was voted the most punctual camper, Onyeka Henry got the most behaved player award while the most dedicated player award went to Nkiru Nwogor. The most improved player award went to Amaka Okoh.